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Re: Neanderthal and PIE

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 14:50
"Neanderthal" is too well-ingrained for me to have a problem with it,
as I've known the word for over 30 years.  I still automatically
pronounce it with a /T/ instead of a /t/, though..

On 10/14/08, John Vertical <johnvertical@...> wrote:
> How come no one has proposed the easiest way to "freeze" a language in time > yet? > > Step One: Neanderthals speak pre-PIE. > Step Two: Neanderthals invent writing. > Step Three: Neanderthals go extinct. > Step Four: After a few dozen millennia, Homo sapiens invents archeology. > Step Five: Numerous artifacts with pre-PIE on them are discovered, the > language deciphered, and held to a greit (possibly divine) value. > Step Six: Mysterious cataclysm causes the concepts of archeology and writing > to be forgotten. PIE continues on, having been adopted as a spoken language. > > It would imply the need for some juicy conhistory, too :) > > John Vertical > PS. My brain is obviously displeased with the name and keeps changing it to > "Neardenthal". Anyone else have the same problem? >
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